Don't Let Go! - Vayechi
Tonight and tomorrow is the yartzeit of my great, great, grandfather Rabbi Yaakov Yisroel Zuber. He was the chief Rabbi in Stockholm Sweden sent before WWII by the Rebbe Rayatz with instructions to help the yidden their. His neshama should have an aliyah and we should be re-united with him speedily!
We have between 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day. This means that each person has between thirty-five and forty-eight thoughts per minute. We know that not every thought gets developed into an action, so what happens to the thoughts that remain undeveloped?
In this week's Parsha, Parshas Vayechi, I am working to understand something. We see that Yaakov had a lot of personal thoughts that he kept to himself; for example, not telling his sons when the world would reach the complete redemption. Couldn't Yaakov have said whatever he wanted to? The answer is that we have a filter, where the thoughts sift through as Hashem decides whether they should come out or not.
We have many thoughts each day. Many are good, like spreading light to the world, or trying to elevate the land of Mitzrayim. But some are negative, like Yaakov revealing the world's future, or hurting another Yid!
Every day our thoughts need to be filtered, so that certain bottled up negative thoughts will not come out. We see this example from Yaakov. It wasn't so easy for him to express all of his thoughts and feelings. So too, I understand that everything is hidden away for a reason. Please join me as we take on the trait of keeping the negative thoughts and feelings far from where we have to express them. This shall surely help to purify the world and bring out Yaakov's biggest secret, the redemption!
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